Certified Wildlife Habitat

Certified Wildlife Habitat

Who can certify their property with the National Wildlife Federation? Certifying a site is as simple as providing the four habitat components: food, water, cover and places to raise young, in addition to practicing sustainable gardening techniques. Any site can be...
Conservation Easement

Conservation Easement

In 2004 the Mountain Retreat Association (MRA) placed about 2,500 acres of wilderness property into a conservation easement.  This action was brought about by the vision, urging, and work of members of the community, staff, and the MRA Wilderness Committee.  Prior to...
Native Plant Sale & Arbor Day Celebration

Native Plant Sale & Arbor Day Celebration

Next event: April 27, 2019 2019 Native Plant Sale & Arbor Day Celebration The Montreat Landcare Committee is sponsoring the Seventh Annual Montreat Native Plant Sale and Arbor Day Celebration. The event will be Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. at...
Wildfire Safety: Firewise

Wildfire Safety: Firewise

Wildfire Safety: Firewise Many Montreat residents, as well as absentee property owners and visitors who watched from a distance, can remember the 2016 wildfire that was so near to us–and the smoke drifting into the community–at Chimney Rock.  A couple of...
Children Outdoors

Children Outdoors

Children Outdoors in Montreat: Experience, Fun and Education Across Generations Our vision is that Montreat will be a place where children (and their mentors) joyfully experience a healthy outdoor environment and build caring lifelong engagements with the natural...